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The positive power of an MTV teen drama

"MTV Shuga" has achieved remarkable results as a public health campaign that persuades viewers to adopt safer behavior that limits the spread of HIV.

Win-win: Educating girls helps everyone

If girls can't get an education, they are not the only ones losing out, first lady Michelle Obama said, announcing new U.S.-U.K. programs to help.

It shouldn’t be dangerous to let girls learn

Being a schoolgirl is dangerous in many places, while in others girls do not get educational opportunities. Their communities, not just the girls, lose out.
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Help stop modern-day slavery. Download this poster.

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery, and it happens everywhere — possibly in your neighborhood. Learn what you can do to stop it.
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This woman wants to take you to Mars

SpaceX's Gwynne Shotwell is confident her company's rockets will enable people to travel to far-off cities in under an hour. How did she make it to SpaceX?
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November summit in India to focus on emerging women entrepreneurs

The 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India, with Ivanka Trump leading the U.S. delegation, will focus on women entrepreneurs.

Women make history in 2014 midterm elections

This year’s U.S. midterm elections, held November 4, created a number of historic firsts for women. Midterm elections, when U.S. voters decide on candidates...

Most beauty queens say they want to fight for human rights....

Kimberley Motley didn't go outside the United States until 2008. That’s when she learned about a State Department program to train and mentor lawyers...
Michael R. Pompeo at lectern with people seated behind him (State Dept./Freddie Everett)

Pompeo recognizes ‘Ambassadors for the American way’

These four 2019 ACE winners show the benefits that American innovation and dynamism can bring to communities around the world.